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UA | Digital education of the future

Welcome to Digital Education of the Future (UAedf), a portal with access to all digital education materials developed and promoted by the University of Alicante.




Explore a new concept of educational methods in the teaching-learning process.



PUAs are short-length multimedia learning materials (no more than 10 minutes long) generated by expert lecturers that serve for teaching support, for both in-class and e-learning modes.



OpenCourseWare is an international programme for publishing materials of higher education courses.


Doctoral School

The University of Alicante Doctoral School is the centre responsible for the academic and administrative organisation and coordination of PhD degrees.


These are the University of Alicante most featured MOOCs.

Social and Labour Policies.
Regulatory framewok.

This mass open online course (MOOC) will analysed the general features of public policies, processes and levels developed, the regulatory framework of the national employment system, and the various sectoral labour policies, with special reference to employment policies.

Retail Marketing. An approach in Spain

Do you like to go shopping? Are you thinking of raising up your own business? Why are some retailers successful and others are not? What is the "retailing"? Does this term ring a bell? This MOOC aims at going easily around the keys on Retailing Marketing.


This is a massive open online course focused on human language technologies (HLT). We will show you the current state of research in human language technology applied to the social and economic scopes.

Teaching Methods in Geography

This MOOC will help you use popular tool Google Earth. The lessons are organised for you to get to know, manage and implement quickly and efficiently the basic functions of this tool for educational purposes in the classroom or for personal use.

Planning Online Advertising

This course is aimed particularly at students of Advertising and Public Relations but also at all those who want to enter the world of digital advertising planning.


Introduction to professional language in Catalan-speaking universities. Digital tools for Vives University Network future students.


These are the University of Alicante featured Knowldege Pills.

Course Python for scientists and engineers
Collection of videos

Python introductory course taught by Juan Luis Cano ( ) and organised by CAChemE ( ) with the following list of topics: Introduction to the syntax of Python. Use of IPython Notebook. Introduction to NumPy. Graphic Representation with Matplotlib. Numerical Analysis with SciPy. Symbolic Calculation with SymPy. Introduction to purification, testing and best practices. Installation of Python in Windows. This material has been elaborated thanks to the economic aid granted by the Department of the Department of Chemical Engineering and the Polytechnic School of the University of Alicante

The Pati of the Ciència
Collection videos

Experiències científiques per als xiquets Of l'Escola d'Estiu of the Universitat d'Alicante The Pati of the Ciència és a conjunt d'activitats per to spread the ciència of fun way i amena. Reivindiquem A ciència fun i pròxima, that follow capaç d'il·lusionar i amuse els xiquets that participate in l'Escola d'Estiu of the Universitat d'Alicante. Amb aquesta Forms nova, fun i amena to spread the ciència, esperem that els xiquets gaudisquen, aprenguen i obtinguen a visió més attractive of the ciència. Coordinator: Isabel Abril (Departament of Physics Applied, Universitat d'Alicante) Assesor: Rafael García Molina (University of Murcia).

Social software in teacher training digital classrooms
E-content, creativity and accessibility

One of the main lines of work of the University of Alicante's EDUTIC-ADEI Research Group focuses on the field of Information and  Communication Technologies (ICTs) related to Education. Since 2006, this research group has been working interdisciplinarily, across other thematic lines related to ICTs in higher education. This video shows one of the educational experiences developed by EDUTIC-ADEI in which students in the Pre-school and Primary Education Teaching degrees use social software to prepare and publish e-content in an electronic format, taking advantage of multimedia resources, hypertexts and telematics to share knowledge (see )

Curricular Design Technical Model

Description of curricular design techncal model

Changes in Facebook

Araceli Castelló reviews here the changes performed on Facebook the last months in 2013 and those that were implemented in 2014, highlighting the advantages to have a page in front of a profile on this platform

The Staircase-Method in Psychophysics

The Staircase-Method in Psychophysics


University of Alicante Featured Opencourseware.

Fair trade (2014)
May of Juan and Elena González-Gascón
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Presented by PhDs Mayo de Juan-Vigaray and Elena González-Gascón, they expose a video collection on the commercial typologies dealth wirh on Fair Trade (FT). Also, they will teach the following: what is FT and what the principles, origins and expansion are, including regulatory institutions, main products marketed under FT, FT in Spain, distribution functions in FT,  marketing process, the future of FT -paying attention to responsible and ethical consumption- and FT main trends.

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Contemporary Europe and Mediterranean World: Structures and Dynamics of Change
José Miguel Santacreu

Course dedicated to the explanation of the main concepts and categories of contemporary history in Europe and the Mediterranean world, as well as the analysis of the major social and cultural processes taking place in this period of history in the European and Mediterranean world.


Teaching Sciences with the use of inquiry in the first stages of education
Antonia Trompeta and Manuel Navarro

The course aims to bring teachers of Natural and Social Science the teaching methods of the use of inquiry. Here, great ideas of science, key concepts, skills and the required scientific attitudes are studied for correct scientific literacy from childhood. The necessary scientific ideas are analysed to reject or prevent and the use of inquiry is applied in the study of topics deemed relevant by the international scientific community. The course also aims to unite science to mathematics and technology in the tradition of the Fibonacci Project IBSMTE- 7th EU framework, which was active in the period 2010/2013. This is a 6-credit core course in the second year.

Photo: @Doug8888

Introduction to Xampp and MySQL (2012)
Sergio Luján and Armando Suárez
Computer engineering, Multimedia

Materials in video of the course. XAMPP Is a platform of development for the operating systems Linux, Windows, MacOS X and Solaris that includes Apache, MySQL, PHP and Perl. In this course shows an introduction to the handle of relational databases oriented to his exploitation in the web. It begins by a brief description of the steps to be followed to install the surroundings of servers Xampp: Apache, Php and MySQL, with some brief aim on configuration of the server of database and the tool customer phpMyAdmin. To continuation, after showing the context in which they are born the relational databases, a guide about the most usual operations to realise in phpMyAdmin to manage databases in MySQL.

Introduction to the literary investigation
Juan Antonio Rivers
Máster University in Literary Studies

This asignatura treats to provide a series of councils, indications and suggestions related with the aims and the methodology of the literary investigation, doing upsetting in the realisation of the Work End of Máster and the thesis doctoral.

Photo: Gianluca Golino (CC)

Metallic structures (2012)
Francisco of B. Varona et alii
Engineering of the construction

This asignatura treats of the design, calculation, comprobación and construction of the metallic structures realised with structural steels. It centres fundamentally in the elements of edificaciones and supports in the rule of the Technical Code of the Edificación. His contents develop the main states limit last and of service and the dimensioning of unions atornilladas and soldered.

Photo: Inti  (CC)

Structures of armed concrete and pretensado (2011)
Francisco of B. Varona et alii
Degree in Civil Engineering, Technical Engineering of Public Works, Degree in Geological Engineering.

The asignatura "Structures of Armed Concrete and Pretensado" treats of the design, calculation, comprobación and construction of the structures realised with structural concrete. It centres fundamentally in those of armed concrete and supports in the Spanish Instruction of Structural Concrete, known like EHE-08. His contents develop the main states limit last and of service and the basic constructive details of the armed of elements of concrete: beams, supports, walls of containment, simple elements of cimentación and regions of discontinuidad. The asignatura includes a brief introduction to the elements isostáticos of concrete pretensado.

Photo:  Sergio Pena Corpa  (CC)

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These are the University of Alicante featured courses.

Programmimng Languages and Paradigms (2013-14)
Engineering and Architecture

The subject is propossed assuming that students know in some depth some programming languages, notably imperative and object-oriented. Its main objective is that students get a broader perspective about programming languages in general. What elements are common to programming languages? What are the features? What are the essential elements and accessories? What languages paradigms or families can be identified? How to design a good programming language? Mastering these contents will be much easier to learn new programming languages, identify their essential features and even be able to design specific languages oriented to specific domains.

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Agile Software Development Methodologies (2013-14)
Engineering and Architecture

The course 'Agile Software Development Methodologies' is taught in the 4th undergraduate year of Software Engineering 

Students were facing the problem of software development projects of a certain magnitude in previous courses. They learned to identify their capabilities, to define their data model, and design, develop and test a software solution that successfully meets the specified requirements. They got to know and used some agile methodology such as Scrum. 

In this course, students will learn in depth the values, principles and practices underlying agile methodologies. Also they will be taught how to use some tools, frameworks and programming languages with which to perform a quick and flexible development with which to deal successfully with the problem of changing priorities and specifications in the development of a software project. These methodologies will allow them to guide and coordinate the iterative work of a team, in order to obtain a software that meets the needs of end users. 

This course, along with other courses of the same itinerary, allows the student to integrate seamlessly into design teams and software development projects, being able to participate in all aspects of the process and even to propose new practices and methodologies those software companies that use traditional tools and methodologies.


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Web technologies 2013-14
Engineering and Architecture

Students will be introduced to:

-Basic principles of web application operation and the technologies available for development.

-Creation of HTML and CSS web interfaces, including mobile device peculiarities  

-Development of web applications, especially focussed on client and Javascript language development and basic concepts of server programming.

At the end of the course, students are supposed to develop a comprehensive client-side web application, accessible via a standard web browser or mobile device. Also, at a basic level, they are to get to know the server-side principles of app development.


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Internet-based Applications (2013-14)
Engineering and Architecture

Development of web applications with service-oriented architectures (SOA)


Theme blocks:

  • HTTP and web app architectures

  •    Client-side development

  •    Server-side development REST services

  • Languages, technologies and tools

  •    Client-side scripting: HTML/CSS, Javascript

  •    Server-side scripting: Ruby, Java


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